The Hospice Shop at Thistlegrove is seeking alternative premises after Planning and Environment rejected a suggestion that it should temporarily solve its parking problems by using the field opposite.Angela Dangerfield of Jersey Hospice Care said that she was angry with the response from Planning.
‘Quite honestly, you’ve got to be a saint not to be steamed up about it,’ she said.
‘We have a parking problem up there, and when the place is inundated with customers they park willy-nilly.’Lawrence Carter and his son Steve said that we could use their field for parking because they didn’t intend to use it.
The Constable, Geoffrey Fisher, agreed that it was a brilliant idea.
It would solve the problem for everyone involved.’In his letter, Michael Stein, principal planner at Planning, wrote: ‘The sub-committee, in particular, was fearful of the adverse impact such a development would have on the landscape.’He added that the proposal ‘would set an undesirable precedent for other such open fields to be developed in a similar manner’.